Food Disruption Challenge Stage

IFTNEXT Food Disruption Challenge™ Important Dates

Thank you for your interest in the IFTNEXT Food Disruption Challenge™! Please see the competition timeline below.

 Phase 1 Application Opens   December 3, 2019
 IFT Holiday Office Closure  December 21, 2019 - January 1, 2020
 Phase 1 Application Deadline   January 9, 2020
 Phase 1 Results Announced   February 3, 2020
 Phase 2 Application Opens   February 4, 2020 
 Phase 2 Application Deadline   March 3, 2020  
 Phase 2 Results Announced   April 1, 2020
 Phase 3 Virtual Pitch   April 16 and 17, 2020
 Finalists Announced    April 20, 2020
 6 Weeks of Mentoring  May 8 - June 26, 2020
 Pitch Coaching and Prep   June 15 - July 12, 2020
Featured Session live pitch (now virtual)  TBD

For questions related to the competition, please email [email protected]


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Do you have questions about the competition or application process? Contact us at [email protected]